CIA released a stash of documents that include many unproven reports claiming Adolf Hitler was alive after World War II. Allegedly, he has hoaxed his suicide and escaped to South America.
The documents point out that in 1955, An American spy informant said to have met with Hitler in Colombia, after he ran away from Germany, and gave some pictures with him to prove his ‘faked’ suicide.
The name of the man who gave him away was Phillip Citroen, ex-SS trooper, who claimed to have met Hitler in the place “Residencies Coloniales” in Colombia. He also provided alleged photos included in the CIA memo.
According to Citroen, the Germans staying in the Colombian city welcomed Adolf Hitler as “der führer” and greeted him with the fascist salute.
The documents talk about how in 1955, the Western Hemisphere Division of the Central Intelligence Agency was delivered a mysterious paper with the name “Operational: Adolf Hitler.”
The US conducted an investigation to prove if Adolf Hitler was alive in South America in 1955 because the files said he was meeting the Nazi leader in Colombia on regular basis.
It further applies that Hitler, who would have been aged 66, worked as a shipping company employee before fleeing to Argentina.
The CIA document states:
“CIEMLOY—A Friend stated that during the latter part of September 1955, a Phillip CITROEN, former German SS trooper stated to him confidentially that Afold Hitler was alive. Citroen claimed tho had contacted Hitler once a month in Colombia in his trip from Maracaibo to that country as an employee of the NKSM Shipping Company in Maracaibo. Citroen dedicated to CIEMLODY—a friend that he took an image of Hitler not too long ago, but did not show the photograph. He also stated that Hitler left Colombia for Argentina around January of 1955. Citroen commented that in as much as ten years have passed since the end of the World War II; the allies could no longer prosecute Hitler as a criminal of war.”
The story doesn’t end with Citroen, since another man, with the pseudonym Cimelody-3, described a similar story claiming to had a contact in Colombia and that Hitler was alive back then.
The CIA documents were similar to other FBI documents that also stated many sources who claimed Hitler is alive after WWII.
The agents have been skeptical about the truthfulness of the reports; however, the story Hitler has been a subject of many conspiracy theories throughout the years.
The dominant belief is that the former Nazi dictator made a suicide together with his lover Eva Braun by gunshot and cyanide poisoning as the Soviet Army was near Berlin in the last days of the war.